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From Parcels to Passengers – UPS Airlines

MIAMI – On March 7, 1997, a Boeing 727-100 more used to carrying parcels than passengers took off from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) bound for Orlando (MCO). The 108 holidaymakers onboard flight UPS5503 were likely unaware of the significance of this flight, but it marked the beginning of a short-lived foray into passenger services by cargo behemoth United Parcel Service (UPS).

The idea had been a year in the planning after management at the airline began to look at ways to earn more revenue from their fleet. “Thinking outside the box,” as described by then Vice President Douglas R. Kuelpman, read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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